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Scotty's Brewhouse

Not Rated.
Scotty's BrewhouseScotty's Brewhouse
BA SCORE
84
good

15 Ratings
Ratings: 15
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.47
pDev: 12.39%
Taps: 27
Bottles: 36
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

352 East State Street
West Lafayette, Indiana, 47906
United States
phone: (765) 746-3131

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(Place added by: beveritt on 08-22-2006)
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Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jamescain:
Photo of jamescain
3.8/5  rDev +9.5%

This is probably the restaurant for a beer geek in the area. Honestly their food is not that impressive, your basic food you would find from almost any generic restaurant in the Midwest. But their beer list is much better then anything else in West Lafayette. They have a decent number of beers on tap and a decent size bottle list. Its not a huge list but it is diverse and features a good staple of local breweries. As a warning make sure you don't order desert if you have any special request, because it is a generic box desert and they can't change it. I never had any problem with the service I received while there, but don't expect any of the severs to talk about beer. Overall its a decent place to eat and you can find a good beer to enjoy while you eat.

jamescain, Jul 25, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of vainqueur59
2.75/5  rDev -20.7%

vainqueur59, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of BeerLover99
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

BeerLover99, Dec 16, 2013
Photo of OSUBucksfan09
3.28/5  rDev -5.5%

One of my favorite places to go in west lafayette. The food is a little pricey but other then that it is a good place to eat if you want greasy food.
Also beer specials are pretty good deals, with at least on tuesdays being able to get a pitcher of fat tire or other select beers for 5$.

A- Nice and pretty lively. It is a little dark tho at night so can be a little bothersome to walk around. Lots of tvs up to watch the big game as well.

T- Good food, have only tried things that are bad for you though.

OSUBucksfan09, Jun 07, 2012
Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

One of my favorite places to go for food and drink. People knock the food a bit, but it's pretty good for bar food. This is not a brewery, and pub food shouldn't be expected. But if you want a good burger or tenderloin, this is your place. I highly recommend their homemade BBQ sauce.

As for beer, it has some of the best selection in the area. I have not made it to Lafayette Brewing Company yet, but Scotty's is respectable. Every Thursday night is $3.50 pint night for any domestic micros and $2.50 pints if you want Coors or Miller. Wednesdays they have $9 micro pitchers. Their beer selection is pretty varied. For the fall/winter season they have a variety of Octoberfests as well as a couple of my favorites in Left Hand Milk Stout and Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. Other than seasonal they have a good choice of Three Floyds and some of People's brews out of Lafayette. Monday through Thursday they have half price appetizers, which are really good deals.

Service ranges greatly. Some of the bartenders know what they are talking about and will talk with you. A lot of the wait staff is college kids that don't know what they are recommending. I suggest going to the bar for the best opinions.

Overall, I love Scotty's. It has a decent variety and isn't too pricey. Plus, I usually know what I want to drink going in so I don't rely on the wait staff.

boilermakerbrew, Sep 26, 2011
Photo of aasher
4.1/5  rDev +18.2%

This is actually not a Brewhouse, like you'd think. Scotty's actual brewhouse is called "Thr3e Wisemen" and is located in Broad Ripple in Indianapolis. This restaurant is one of the best places to eat while visiting Purdue and it gets a lot of traffic on weekends and on gamedays. That can make the wait a little long or make the place a little loud but it is a hotspot in a college town. They have good deals on mixed drink pitchers and margaritas. Most importantly, they have a pretty extensive beer list. They get all of Bell's and Founders releases as well as most of Indiana's bigger name craft beers. They also have Stone and Rogue from time to time. I haven't been disappointed once. I recommend trying one of their wraps, namely Luke's Cajun wrap. It's amazing. This is a very good restaurant to stop by for lunch.

aasher, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of Vdubb86
3.33/5  rDev -4%

After going here plenty of times I throughout my Boilermaker experience I felt that I should do this place some justice and review it. As many before have stated this place is NOT a brew pub. That having been said it has the decor of a Friday's or Applebee's, nothing impressive. Everything is of quality, but as I've stated nothing overall was impressive. The service depended on who you got. Some times it was pretty good and sometimes it was lousy, but then again that's kinda what I expect at most places I go. The problem here is the servers have no idea as to the types of beer that they have or what to recommend. The selection at this place was pretty decent as far as bars were concerned in the area. I recall Arogant Bastard being on tap a couple of times. Depending on what night you went depended on how much you spent if all you were going for is beer. Wednesday and Thursday were usually the cheap nights to go. The food was pretty good, assuming you like burgers or chicken wraps. I know I'm oversimplifying it, but that's pretty much what you had the choice of, just spiced in different ways. They were good burgers, just that was all you pretty much could expect from the place. Overall, it's not a bad place.

Vdubb86, Oct 05, 2010
Photo of treepaul
3.59/5  rDev +3.5%

Stopped in for a couple beers just in passing. I am not a fan of family/burger/sports bar chains so the atmosphere didn't do much for me. The beer drinking experience however was really not bad. I had a couple big glasses of my Three Floyds favorites - Alpha King and Gumballhead. Saw a couple more things that I could have enjoyed if the money hadn't given out. Didn't try the food, but the menu looked very familiar.

I wouldn't go out of my way to come back, but this Scotty's could fill a niche for me. Decent beer, easy parking, closer than crossing the river to Lafayette if you are starting from Purdue's campus and if you run with the chicken fingers and salad crowd this place works fine.

treepaul, Sep 15, 2010
Photo of manahansf
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Scotty's is a great place to take my girlfriend. Its got great food and plenty of fruity cocktials for her and a pretty good selection of beer for me. Plus its pricey, and everybody knows only expensive food can taste good on a date. Their beer choices vary based on season and whats "in." They also have some nice deals on beer. My favorite is available anyday and gets you 4 4oz glasses of any of their beers for around 5 bucks! Its a great deal and makes each meal a small flight. Plus, if you know your beers you can stack together a good 16oz of high gravity brews and lessen the shock of the bill.

*IMPORTANT NOTE*

This is NOT a brewery! As some have found out the hard way. Its just a high dollar burger joint that has a good amount of beer. The look of the building even hints at being a brewery but its not. Its just a beer bar.

manahansf, Mar 09, 2010
Photo of katan
2.42/5  rDev -30.3%

I still harbor some ill will with this place. We went here after an Iowa game up on Purdue's campus. While obviously I was disappointed with the lack of this being a proper brewhouse, it was only amplified by the poor selection.

THis is where it went sour: my group was told that we would no longer be served beers due to the amount we drank. 5 guys, 3 pitchers, was too much for them. We were shown the door. It doesn't matter that this was over 2 hours. It doesn't matter that we were sober and behaving normally.

I have no idea what bone they had to pick with us that night, but we were not welcome guests in this place. Combine that with the lameness that the place represents in the first place, it makes certain I won't be back. Now when I'm in town for a game I go to Chumleys.

katan, Feb 13, 2010
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Scotty's Brewhouse in West Lafayette, IN
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.